Emotions high as Supervisors continue IVRMP debate

By Kate Klimesh,

Discussion again continued at the Monday, May 1, Winneshiek County Board of Supervisors meeting regarding the Integrative Roadside Vegetative Management Program (IRVMP). Decorah resident Jim Beeghley was on the agenda in support of maintaining the program. He requested, “For the immediate future, I request supervisors take a stand to preserve the remaining IRVMP. I think you should keep it alive and would like to see you resolve your support of IRVMP.”

Supervisor Dan Langreck responded, “This is purely a cost savings. With the costs, it’s impossible to run it as its meant to be run. On my own farm, we have honeybees everywhere, but when I don’t have money to put toward expensive wildflower seed, I don’t plant them, I plant grass.”

Full story in the May 4 Public Opinion.

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